Category Archives: Recipes
Might be related to the recent snow, but my internet connection has dropped to dial-up speeds. I have a backup LTE system from Verizon that just quit on me this morning and the DSL is woeful. At least I’m still connected, if I lost it all I would have terrible withdrawal pains. I drove the tractor with the blade up and down the drive last evening but the winds drifted it back over. Nowhere I need to be today so that’s not a big problem. I do still have the 4WD pickup ready to go, street tires on it but it stands pretty tall. I worry Mrs J’s Escape sits too low to clear any drifts.
The soup is what I call a pantry soup – I start opening cans while the beef browns and pretty soon there is a pot full of soup. I chopped onions and carrots and a potato and opened cans of corn and green beans, and tossed in a quarter cup or so of barley.I count myself as lucky.
Sleet and freezing rain turning to snow in weather news today. Perfect day for ham and beans. I keep tweaking the recipe for these, adding tomato paste today along with the mole sauce. Main ingredients are pinto beans, cured ham, onions, chicken broth, various chili powders, a mole from New Mexico chilies and garlic. The cornbread is a standard recipe of half corn meal, half flour, an egg, butter, milk, salt, and green and red peppers. I tossed in a handful of shredded cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses, just for fun.